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    Quote Originally Posted by zoro View Post
    Is it possible to stick a 1.5 fork in a V2 Spitty? This guy on NSMB seems to have done it on his, but maybe it's a typo?? BUT the stem and spacers look bigger than the regular 1 1/8.

    + look at the upper cup?
    Yup that's a 1.5" steerer alright.
    He just stuck a 44mm external cup in place of the 44mm zero stack.
    Good idea.

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    That's my ride. Like my lyric coil too much to give it up.
    The cups pressed in nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nescafe View Post
    That's my ride. Like my lyric coil too much to give it up.
    The cups pressed in nicely.
    Hope you didn't mind I post your bike on here!

    So it that's it? You stuck an external 44mm cup in place of the upper cup??

    What upper cup did you use??

    Brillant idea!

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    No problem, here is what I used for the upper.

    Nukeproof Warhead 44EEOS Headset 2012 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    Banshees brilliant idea for designing a tapered head tube with flexibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoro View Post
    Hope you didn't mind I post your bike on here!

    So it that's it? You stuck an external 44mm cup in place of the upper cup??

    What upper cup did you use??

    Brillant idea!
    Yeah, it's a good design and the reason a lot of new frames are using 44mm head tubes. It allows for all kinds of flexibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    ...would be good if Keith revised the design.
    I'm sure they didn't want to add another hanger to the mix...a re-design would most likely require it.
    Last edited by jncarpenter; 02-11-2013 at 06:23 PM.


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    OK, little bike PORN coming your way...

    Just finished the build. I took it to a proper mechanic to work out my drive train paranoia. Turned out to be in my head. Not a shock. Anyway, here it is....

    Large Spitfire V2
    XX1 group
    Fox 34 Talas 27.5
    Easton Haven Bars, Post, and Stem
    LB - Chinese Carbon Wheels w/ DTS Champion (650)..we'll see...
    Neo Moto rubber - tubeless
    XT Brakes - 180F/160R
    Cane Creek 110 Headset
    Jagwire all round
    Hope Pro Evo 2 hubs
    XTR Pedals
    Ergon grips


    27 LBS...before pedals

    Get to ride it tomorrow....
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    Really nice build and impressive weight. Seems the LB 650 rims have had so so reliability thus far, keep an eye on them. What size XX1 ring you have on it? As an FYI North Shore Billet will have an XX1 spider with a removable rock ring (their description) available in a few weeks. Rock rings will come in various sizes.

    Look forward to the ride review.
    2013 Banshee Spitfire V2 650b

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    If anyone is interested, the weight of my small anno black frame with 135x10 dropouts, shock bolts but no shock, no seat clamp, is 3.145kg or 6.9lb. I just finished building it. Time to ride!

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    Re: 2013 Spitfire

    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Really nice build and impressive weight. Seems the LB 650 rims have had so so reliability thus far, keep an eye on them. What size XX1 ring you have on it? As an FYI North Shore Billet will have an XX1 spider with a removable rock ring (their description) available in a few weeks. Rock rings will come in various sizes.

    Look forward to the ride review.

    It a 32T up front.

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    @ RialbSelur:
    Woah, that is an amazing Build you´ve got there. And awesome lightweight too. Really beautyfull!

    @ Sov:
    Thank you for the Information.

    My 650B-Custom-Wheelset arrived today: WTB Frequency i23 Rims, Tune MK King & Kong Hubs with Sapim Race/Laser mixed Spokes. Weight must be somewhere around reasonable 1700 Gramms, as I weight 90+ kg full geared. Feels like nothing in the Hand compared to my trusty and heavy 26" Set ...
    To bad the Hans Dampf in 2.25 are available in March as the earliest. Untill then Testing-Time to get the Spitfires Suspension dialled in ...

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    Here's mine.



    Size Medium, 142x12 dropouts, 26" mode
    Cane Creek 110 head set
    Rockshox Revelation RCT3 150mm. 20mm dropouts, tapered head tube.
    Fox CTD rear shock
    Easton Haven Bars
    Syntace Mega force 2 stem 60mm
    Shimano XT Brakes, 180mm Icetek rotors front and rear
    XT Shifters
    XT front der.
    XTR shadow Plus rear der. med cage
    XT Cranks 2x10
    HT AE-01 Pedals
    XT Cassette
    E-13 Turbocharger Bash guard
    Hadley Hubs on Mavic 819's, DT Swiss Comp spokes with standard brass nipples
    2.35 Schwalbe Hans Dampf snakeskin tubeless ready evo front, 2.25 Schwalbe fat albert snakeskin tubeless ready evo rear.
    SDG Mico I-beam seat post
    SDG Bel-air I-beam saddle
    Hope seat collar
    Odi Ruffian lock-on grips.
    3M protective film tape at chain and seat stays in lieu of tube or velcro or chainstay protector.

    Weighed in at 29.10 lbs complete
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    Should have shipping confirmation of my frame first week in March. Just waiting on Q or BTI to get some KS Lev's in stock...

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    Good job!

    Wohoo! Got my frame and a pile of good stuff! Today is the day I will put it together, it will probably be just as awesome as my first Spittfire...

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    Yeah Gentlemen - good to see some great new Spitfire-Riders coming up to join the Family!

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    Got the build all finished up. Enve 650b wheels and XX1 all mounted up. Went back to the Fox CTD for now for local trail riding, still using the CCDB Air for big mountain and park days.

    Finished weight it 29lb 12oz. The Enve's really aren't that light for being carbon honestly. They weigh the same as my DT Swiss 650B wheels do, but stiffer.

    Rides great, XX1 is insanely quiet and very very smooth, I am very impressed.

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    Ahhhh Dlongb13, I really really love your Spitfire so much - amazing Bike!
    Please let us know how you like the 650B-Wheels. Do you have the Possibility to switch and compare to 26?
    Somehow my Build-Up is taking the longest Time ever because of missing Availability of Parts. Would gladly have the ordered Tires to get mine with 650Bs too ...

    Anyways, enjoy yours!

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    Got the build all finished up. Enve 650b wheels and XX1 all mounted up. Went back to the Fox CTD for now for local trail riding, still using the CCDB Air for big mountain and park days.

    Finished weight it 29lb 12oz. The Enve's really aren't that light for being carbon honestly. They weigh the same as my DT Swiss 650B wheels do, but stiffer.

    Rides great, XX1 is insanely quiet and very very smooth, I am very impressed.
    Looking good for sure! So you're not running the XX1 crank but just the remainder of the drive train I see. I'm kind of surprised that you only lost 2oz of weight (went back and checked your previous setup weight @ 29lbs 14oz) between the XX1 stuff, Enve rims, and substituting back the Fox CTD shock. I would have thought more but heck it's still under 30lbs so that's a nice weight indeed IMO.

    Looking at these builds and frames is really killing me since I don't have one ordered yet. I need to sell my Jamis Dakar 650 (with barley 250 miles on it) and/or the Cannondale Prophet to free up some funds to get the frame ordered but I just might have to figure out another option so I don't end up waiting on a frame and bike-less once the snow melts here (another 6-12" predicted for this weekend). I actually have the entire XX1 drivetrain ready and waiting except for the Hadley free hub body which should be ready any day now. My local Jamis dealer takes VERY good care of me on parts and accessories so I ordered the XX1 thinking the thing wouldn't be available until March since it was back ordered from QBP and the freaking thing showed up almost immediately much to my credit cards displeasure. I need a frame bad so I can start building and stop getting a big chubby looking at the pics on here.
    2013 Banshee Spitfire V2 650b

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    Finally built up my raw (warranty upgrade) spitfire. Came it at 28lbs 9 oz. I can see it being sub-28. with the right build. 26" of course. Plus, I think the raw finish alone was something close to 300 grams per a previous post.
    It doesn't feel too heavy when picking it up. My 142x12 went off without a hitch as did the derailleur set-up. 142x12 dropout reliefs, or lack thereof, don't seem to be a big deal. As long as it's 142x12 with a thru-axle is all that matters to me.
    I would say the whole replaceable dropout flip chips are a bit excessive and put at least an extra pound on the bike. IMO, the spitfire should just have standard 142x12mm dropouts (meaning no flip chips, no geometry adjustment) on the frame keeping the frame light and stiff. Exactly what a trail bike should be. The spitfire was the lightest in its category when it first came out and now it's the heaviest. To each his own, though. I'll still ride it like I stole it.
    Looking forward to seeing how this bike compares to the V1. It just snowed again so it may be a few days before I can take it out. There is noticeable difference from just sitting on the bike. You can definitely feel the geometry change, i.e. more forward position and slacker head angle. The rear feels much stiffer, too. All my parts from my previous V1 were swapped over so it should make a good comparison. (Looking forward to this as I loved the V1, but not all the flex in the rear from pivot issues.)

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    A wee bit of air!

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    @ monkeyninja:
    Nice Shot!
    Seems like you have good Weather-Conditions! Here in Germany the Winter has a Come-back with lots of Snow and being very cold ...

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    The weather in Scotland has been surprisingly dry for past few weeks, cold but dry. Normally we have lots of rain and wet muddy trails!

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    For what it's worth this is what an XL Spitfire frame looks like, hoping the change to sealed bearings will not make me regret giving Banshee more of my $$$. Frame looks great out of the box, can't wait to rebuild my bike and try it on a trail once the front range snow is mostly gone
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    Thanks for posting the XL. Looks good!

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    nice

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